“The new review identified an estimated additional 220,000 attempts where individuals with taxpayer-specific sensitive data cleared the Get Transcript verification process,” the IRS said in a statement released. “The review also identified an additional 170,000 suspected attempts that failed to clear the authentication processes.”
The IRS hackers tried to gain access to over 170,000 additional accounts, but were unable to do so. Added to the 111,000 attempts that failed and were announced back in May, the total of unsuccessful attempts now sits at 281,000.
Hopefully this is the end of this hack and no additional accounts have been compromised.